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Mom’s Best Ribs

My mom shared this recipe with me several years ago. Family and friends agree these are the best ribs they've ever tasted!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3 hours
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  • Cut ribs into serving-size pieces. Place ribs, meat side up, in a roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2 hours; drain. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over ribs. Bake, uncovered, for 1 to 1-1/4 hours longer or until ribs are tender, basting occasionally.

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  • xXTabbyXx
    Dec 13, 2015

    My family loved these ribs. My husband said, "keep the recipe because these are the best ribs ive ever eaten." :)

  • gunslinger
    Sep 27, 2014

    Very tender, sauce was very good!

  • Jenandjohn6
    Nov 12, 2013

    Yummy! So moist and delicious. I will definitely make this again.

  • galinthewoods
    Dec 20, 2012

    As the picture suggests, these would be great on the grill. I'm thinking of adding a touch of liquid smoke next time. My husband says it's a definite keeper. I only had beef short ribs to work with, so I followed the sauce recipe but poured off all the fat before baking on the sauce.

  • stacienbob
    Jan 1, 2012

    I use 1/2 cup regular yellow mustard only not spcy brown mustard and I don't add the hot pepper sauce and I add only a pinch of cloves. I put the ribs in the crock pot, mix everything else together and pour over the top. 6 hrs on high or 8 hours on low. turns out great every time.

  • Migginson
    Sep 21, 2011

    My father always made these ribs and now I do, too. The clove flavor really enhances the sauce. With very little prep and no need to baby-sit the oven, these ribs are perfect for company. They are so good that when we recently visited friends they remembered my serving them three years ago and asked for the recipe!